Department is seeking an Ophthalmic Technician who
will work under broad guidelines, with a high level of
independence, assist the Ophthalmologist by performing ocular
examination and testing and supporting clinical
Specific Duties &
- Obtain & Concisely
Record an Accurate Patient History
- Past ocular
- Allergies and drug
- Basic Skills &
- Measure visual acuity at
distance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education,
and records accurately.
- Perform pinhole testing
- Perform and record
- Perform Ishihara or HRR
color vision testing.
- Accurately measure and
record current lens power with a lensometer.
- Perform and record
- Perform and record Amsler
- Perform and record
- Evaluate pupillary
reactions, including afferent pupillary defect.
- Estimate anterior chamber
- Able to properly operate
common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipment including,
but not limited to:
- IOL Master, Orb-scan,
bright field acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM),
autorefractor, corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmann
visual field, OCT, -and Lenstar.
- Apply proper ocular
dressings and shields.
- Follow divisional
protocols for eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and
- Properly instill eye
- Label newly opened bottles
with expiration dates.
- Understand the indications
/ contraindications for use in dilation
- Measure interpupillary
distances, evaluate spectacle fit.
- Properly assist physically
or visually disabled patients.
- Adhere to regulations
regarding drug samples and drug sample logs.
- Facilitate timely flow of
patients from screening to exam rooms.
- Perform accurate Goldmann
applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the
- Perform accurate Tono-pen
tonometry and properly disinfect and store the
- Perform accurate Eye Care
- Understand the principals
of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular
- Perform routine instrument
maintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.
- Stock examination rooms in
assigned area and ensure medication expiration dates are
- Disinfect and maintain
- Collect and prepare
instruments for transport to sterilization
- General Medical
- Maintain current CPR
- Understand basic ocular
anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and
- Understand and practice
the fundamentals of microbial control.
- Must Complete Currently
Required JHMI Courses, such as:
- Self learning educational
- Conflict of
- Complete Annual Review
paperwork in a timely manner.
- Complete Training in
Software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab,
- Assist physician chair
side as a scribe.
- Additional Duties &
- Surgical assisting with
minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument
- Perform basic slit lamp
evaluation of anterior chamber depth.
- Perform protocol
refractometry or other testing for clinical
- Instruct patients in
contact lens care, insertion and removal.
- Facilitate/route patient
- Other duties that may be
- Minimum of a High School
Diploma or General Education Degree.
- 1 year exp. as an
Special Knowledge, Skills
- Able to add, subtract,
multiply and divide in all units of measure, using
decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative
- Able to comprehend simple
instructions and short correspondence.
- Able to
- Able to effectively
present information in one-on-one and small group
to patients and other
- Able to comprehend and
- Able to
managesituations with more than
- Familiarity with the
operation of computers.
- Familiarity with
ophthalmic and general medical terminology.
- Ability to enter
information into the computer system.
or Specialized Certifications:
- Must obtain Certified
Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied
Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
(JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date.
- Must maintain
certification while employed at
Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain
certification might result in termination of employment at
- Must be able to remain in
stationary position for 50% of the time.
- Ability to move about to
escort patients to the exam rooms and different departments, gather
and replace supplies, and
- Constantly positions self
to adjust ophthalmic equipment in order to perform
- Ability to manipulate
extremely small objects.
- The person in this
position frequently communicates with patients .Must be able to
exchange accurate information in
- Ability to safely utilize
various types of Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact the
- Occasionally lifts and
transports supplies up to 20 lbs.
- Ability to concentrate on
instruments and other visual stimuli.
- Observation of and rapid
reaction to changeable situations.
Starting Salary Range: $20.54 - $30.82/Hour; Commensurate with
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Greenspring Station
Department name: SOM Ophthalmology Greenspring
Personnel area: School of Medicine
candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment
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